Frenchman Anthony Martial’s return to fitness has given Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a selection problem as he prepares for the biggest test of his managerial career.
The Frenchman managed a whole 70 minutes against Fulham – which saw him score a brilliant solo goal to mark his return to form and Solskjaer is likely to unleash him against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last-16 tonight. Manchester United are close to being fully fit, with Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian the only absentees.
Jesse Lingard was an unused sub against Fulham and could slot in on the opposite flank to Martial, with red-hot Marcus Rashford all-but-certain to start up top.
Paul Pogba will play in midfield if fit, with Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera likely to provide support.
The absence of Darmian and Valencia means Ashley Young is expected to continue at right-back, with Luke Shaw on the other flank.
David De Gea will start, of course, but there is competition at center-back, where Phil Jones could partner Victor Lindelof.
Speaking to MUTV ahead of the game, Solskjaer said: “We’re missing Antonio [Valencia] and Matteo [Darmian] – they’re the two that are not available.